CHEEKS

Doctor Ohan talks about the Sagging Cheek

A young-looking face has round contours, high cheekbones and a well-defined jawline. There are smooth curves from the cheeks to the edge of the nose, without hollows. As the cheeks lose volume, they sag and drop from their usual position, this leads to the formation of nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of the nose to the mouth), oral commissures (the folds just beneath the corners of the mouth), and subsequently jowls (the skin that sags beneath the jawline). These changes give the face a square appearance which contrasts with the triangular appearance of the more youthful face.

Patients often present to me complaining of specific cosmetic concerns. They complain of their tear trough deformities (hollowness under the eyes), their jowls, lines running along the side of their cheeks and, most frequently, of their nasolabial folds.

Filling in the cheeks is another solution to filling in the nasolabial folds as treating the cause of the problem itself should ensure longer lasting and more natural results and lifting of the overall face. So when I see my clients, I explain to them in front of the mirror what are the changes happening on their faces and how dermal fillers can restore the volume loss to achieve more natural and youthful results. I also show them before and after pictures for similar areas in similar age group.

After that, I put a treatment plan which consists of what kind and how much fillers will be used and sometimes the number of sessions. My favourite type of filler is Teosyal Hyaluronic acid based filler which gives instant, visible and long lasting results of up to 18 months. This filler is very safe and effective, it also biodegradable and dissolvable. The treatment takes around 30 min and it is not uncomfortable with slight redness post treatment which can be covered with makeup.